CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The Target on Walden Ave in Cheektowaga was evacuated following a bomb threat Saturday evening, said Cheektowaga Police Assistant Chief Jim Speyer.

He said the threat was made by phone Saturday evening around 7 p.m. The threat stated there was a bomb in the store that would go off at midnight.

Cheektowaga Police and Erie County Sheriff's Deputies responded. A suspicious package was removed from the store and will be examined, Speyer said Saturday evening.

The Target remained closed until around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. The Erie County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad also responded to the scene.

No other stores in the area closed and traffic was not affected, Speyer said.